Power Unleashed. Another 5-Star Review of Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP on Google.

Stop smoking now.

Hypnosis & NLP to quit smoking.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends.

Hypnosis works!  It really does.  I’ve been working repeatedly at explaining this power we have to control our life and outcomes, and I love it when other voices join in to corroborate.

I received another 5-star review of my hypnotherapy and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) services on my Google business listing.  This gentleman was a smoker for the bulk of his life, 50+ years as he described it, and he’s now a nonsmoker.  I say:  better late than never!

He found his power through our work:

“After trying every other known method to quit smoking, went to Connie six weeks ago and have been smoke free since. Highly recommend her.  I came out of her office a non-smoker.  I tried all the conventional methods to quit and nothing worked.  After 50 years of smoking, it’s almost unbelievable that I do not have any desire for a cigarette and know that I will never smoke again.  Thank you Connie, you’re a life saver.”  Robert B., Camano Island, WA

A life was saved, yes!  And he did it.  I show the way, and help facilitate change with my tools, and the person him or herself holds the power to make it happen.  We unleash YOUR power.  Collaboration.  That’s NLP.

Yay for Robert and a greater enjoyment of life and improved health for the rest of his life.

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP (tm) Mindworks Hypnosis

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP ™

All the Best,
Connie

http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net
http://www.stopsmokingseattle.com
http://www.loseweightseattle.com
http://www.seattlehypnoisworks.com

Curvy Barbies and the Insidious Damage of “Fat Acceptance”

Barbie Dolls

New shape and size “Barbies.”

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

The internet is full of interesting things.  Here’s an item that caught my attention.  Mattel toys has created a new line of Barbies for the first time showing different body types, including “curvy.”

On the surface this seems like a nice thing, showing young girls that there is more than one ideal of beauty.  I grew up with this one:

Classic Barbie Doll

Classic Barbie Doll

Barbie was blonde, perfect blue eyes, beautiful face, long eyelashes, pencil thin disproportionately long legs, with a big chest and tiny waist.  This was nothing like my own image in the mirror.  My husband calls her “anorexic Barbie” and noted what a terrible thing if little girls take that look as an ideal of beauty.  Some do.

So, why am I against the idea of curvy Barbies?

I think curvy Barbie is another piece of something I dislike called “fat acceptance.”  My expertise is understanding how the unconscious mind perceives and creates reality, and “fat acceptance” is inherently an unhealthy message.

Carrying excess weight on the body is a definite health risk, to every organ and system of the body.  Ask your physician!  It leads to a host of illnesses and an early death.  And it’s absolutely not a cause for a fatalistic view:  that’s who I am and I’m going to accept it.  NO! I believe fat acceptance comes from a place of hopelessness.  The truth is, losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight is in our control, and actually easy, with the right tools (skilled hypnotherapy and NLP).

Fat is not genetic, it’s a choice.  People that truly love and accept themselves take action to safeguard their health–because they’re worth it!

There are plus size women flaunting their rolls of fat in bikinis and revealing gowns and such. They’re not doing it from a place of healthy self love, they’re doing it from a place of anger and antagonism and “in your face!” That’s my take on it.  They call it “Fat Liberation” (don’t liberate it in front of me).  “Fat Liberation” is hazardous to health.

I personally will always find fat unattractive.  It’s not beautiful.  It never was, and it never will be. Furthermore, It’s more unhealthy than it is unattractive.  Obesity is an epidemic in this country, a massive one.  And it’s not good.  And telling little girls it’s OK to be fat, that is not good, either.  My two cents.

Here’s the bottom line. I think people are powerful. More than they know. I think people have more control than they know. I think people can create any kind of life or body they want for themselves. I think people can learn to feel amazingly good and make good decisions for themselves. And accepting unhealthy ways and habits is never good.

I dislike “smoking acceptance,” also. Clients come in and say: “I’m a smoker.” No, you’re not. It’s something you’re choosing to do, it’s not who you ARE. Fat is not who you are, either. It might be your current state of mind, but that can change in a heartbeat. Learn more here: http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net/hypnosis-results-testimonials-index/weight-loss-hypnosis-seattle/

I believe self love leads to self care.  When you’re ready to experience real self-love, in a body size by design, we can help you do that in a healthy, natural way at Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.

Hypnosis for Weight Loss

Don’t Accept Overweight, Take Control!

All the Best,
Connie

Another 5-Star Yelp Review of Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Another 5-Star Review on YELP

Read my latest 5-Star Yelp Review

Hi, Greater Seattle Hypnosis Friends!

How do we judge success in the work I do, hypnosis and NLP?  We could measure only behavioral change specifically requested, such as:  I stopped smoking, I say no thank you no to cookies and candy, I’m sleeping better, etc.

Or we could measure success by the intangibles, by the positive change in emotions. A client might notice more confidence, more happiness, more control, more energy, more optimism, more motivation, or all of the above.  In Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapy ®, better feelings and different behaviors go together.

In my opinion, the biggest impact on life success is feeling differently in our own skin in our own lives. Feeling BETTER.  And those better feelings lead to better decisions in life and then the behavioral changes and improvements of all varieties.  I love it when my clients notice those bigger changes.  Here’s one!  Andrea W. of Bellevue, WA posted a 5-star review of Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP online on YELP:

“I went to Connie to get help with my entire outlook on life and myself. I visited her for 5 sessions including the consultation. She really was pretty fantastic! From the moment I met her she was very kind, non-judgmental, and super focused on my needs. She has been through a ridiculous amount of schooling for NLP and really knows how to speak to your unconscious. We worked on different aspects of my life for each session, and she even taught me how to do self-hypnosis to better myself continuously.

Some of the “games” she does with you and the process she takes you through may seem odd and feel weird at times! But honestly, just keep an open mind and follow her directions throughout her sessions! I have felt SO MUCH better since my sessions with Connie and I would recommend her to ANYONE who is experiencing ANY issue really. She customizes each session to what your desires are, whether it’s weight loss, cigarettes, alcohol, depression, phobias……you name it! She is worth the $$ 🙂 ”  — Andrea W. Bellevue, WA

Yay, for success!  Good job, Andrea!  And she’s exactly right.  Those who “go for it” with me, do find life getting better.  With the open-eyed, interactive hypnosis known as NLP, you have to follow my instructions to the letter.  I explain everything thoroughly and make it easy to understand.  In that way, we get the right messages into the unconscious. Unconscious minds are pure positive energy and will do what we ask–we just have to ask in the right way.  That’s the difference with skilled hypnotherapy and NLP Neuro Linguistic Programming — effective unconscious communications.  🙂

I love happy clients with successful outcomes like Andrea.  I want more of them.

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP (tm) Mindworks Hypnosis

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP ™

All the Best,
Connie

http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net
http://www.seattlenlptraining.com

Just the Two of Us for 35 Years.

Improved relationships with hypnosis

Happy Valentine’s Day to our Hypno Friends!

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

We’re coming up on a celebration of love.  Valentine’s Day!  Michael and I send our best wishes for your happy connections, on Valentines Day and always.

Michael and I celebrate our 30th wedding Anniversary this year.  That’s an amazing number!  And we’ve been together 35 years, which is an even more amazing number.  And life together just keeps getting better and better.  Here is a super cute video:

I’m “lucky in love.”

However, in addition to luck, every relationship can be improved with effective ways to communicate and relate.  A “relationship” is really just a series of moments of “relating” and we can change those moments and how we relate at any time. Anyone can learn to have great relationships.

This is also the work we do one on one at Mindworks Hypnosis and teach at Mindworks NLP.  We help people to have new and improved rapport skills, management of emotions, new positive ways or relating and communicating, whether it’s with spouses, significant others, bosses, baristas, or perfect strangers.  Learn more anytime!  I offer free consultations in my office in Bellevue.

Again, Happy Valentines!

All the Best,
Connie

PS: If chocolate consumption gets out of hand, I help with that as well.

My Weight Loss Success – Feel Great and Lose Weight

Happy with hypnosis Weight Loss Success

Do you like what you see when you look in the mirror?

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Today I want to share a weight loss success story.  There are many, many client success stories on my Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP website of all varieties (over 180 at last count), and many, many weight loss success stories in particular.

This one is different.  This one is me.

I have a lot of new readers to my blog and I’d like to share my story again.  One of the things that makes me different from other hypnotists in the area is my confidence, my absolute knowing that hypnosis works to change anything.  That includes habits, health, energy, body size and shape.  How do I know?  I live that success.

That picture up above is me, taken today.  It’s not vanity to do my “selfies,” it’s how I measure weight loss success.  I don’t get on the scale.  I measure success by how I feel and how I look.  How my clothes fit me.  I’m wearing clothes half the size.  I measure success by how much energy I have, walking, climbing stairs, and so on.  I especially like to compare my face to how I used to look, several years ago, before I started using hypnosis & NLP for weight loss. Here is a pic of my face from 2005:

Overweight is a health concern.

Do I look different to you?

I grew up as a child with weight issues and most of my adult life as well.  I know the ins and outs of unhealthy habits and negative thinking, and what drives changes in weight, both up and down.  I know about diets of all varieties, starvation and otherwise. And because I am so intimately conversant in all this, I can help you!  I KNOW how to lose weight and keep it off for years!  I’m doing it.  And I know how to help you to be successful as well.

How do we do this with Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapy®?  When I work one on one with my hypnosis weight loss clients, we address everything, including habits, emotions, and beliefs!  We tweak anything and everything that needs changing in you to help you be successful.  We work on:  overeating, food choices, sugar addiction, carbs, emotional eating, stress eating, bored eating, celebration eating, alcohol consumption, speed of eating, mindless eating, not drinking enough water, etc.  We pump up motivation to exercise.  We remove any limiting beliefs that might hinder your success. And, most importantly of all, we improve your self image.  All this changes how you feel, and how you act in the world.

I help you to see yourself as vibrant, happy, and enthused with life, an active person who chooses healthy.  And you become that person.  When I was very young, there was a popular expression:  “what you see is what you get.” Well, it turns out that that is true, as it applies to what you see in your own mind about your own life.

I’ve found the secret to weight loss.  Here it is, in a nutshell.  People think, when I lose weight, then I will have earned the right to feel good and like myself.  I’ll be feeling energetic, proud, confident, sexy, in control, high self esteem, joyous, and so on.

That’s backwards.  It’s not lose weight and feel great.  It’s FEEL GREAT AND LOSE WEIGHT.  In that order.

Once you start feeling better now, with all those good emotions rolling in you (even before you’ve “earned” them), your body begins changing automatically.  With my work, we bring and attach a custom blend of good feelings to your now.  And here comes the weight loss. Patterns shift.  Eating changes.  Easy.  If you check out the many video testimonials of success on my websites, you’ll notice a common theme:  “I feel so good.  And it’s so surprisingly easy to lose weight.”  Those two things are connected, and in the proper order.

I know this is true.  Look at my face.  I’ve done it.  And I am doing it.  One of the big issues people face is regaining weight.  Yo-yo dieting, it’s called.  Well, I’ve been a lighter weight for 10 years now.  Long term!  When you’re focused on healthy and feeling good, that’s just the way it is and how you live.  I help you focus.  And maintain focus.  I give you tools to take home to maintain success long term.

What would you think of a hypnotist who is obese telling you they can help you to lose weight?   If they could, why don’t they do it for themselves?  What would you think of a timid, self-doubt-ridden hypnotist telling you they can increase your confidence?  If they could, why don’t they do it for themselves?  What would you think of a physician who is a chain smoker telling you to lay off the cigarettes?  There’s something called “congruency” and it’s important in life and in business.  I just call it “walking the talk.”

Hypnosis and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming–a high tech conversational hypnosis) are the tools that we work with to get you from A to B.  If A is overweight and B is looking in the mirror and smiling with pleasure and success at the healthier face looking back, I can help.  Let’s do it!

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP (tm) Mindworks Hypnosis

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP ™

All the Best,
Connie

Connie Brannan, CHt.
Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist
Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming ®
Design Human Engineer ™
Persuasion Engineer ™
Professional Conversational Hypnotherapist
Managing Partner, Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP
http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net
http://www.loseweightseattle.com
http://www.stopsmokingseattle.com
http://www.seattlenlptraining.com

 

All material herein is © Copyright Connie Brannan, 2016.  All rights reserved.

Another Quit Smoking Success Story – Testimonial for Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

No smoking

Skilled NLP & Hypnosis Works to Kick the Butt out of Your Smoking Habit.

Hi, Hypnosis & NLP Readers!

Another happy hypnotherapy stop smoking story.  I love to find these success gems in my email box.  It makes my day.  This Seattle area gentleman had a smoking habit that lasted over FIFTY YEARS!    Wow. Happily, it’s over now.

Yay!  Here’s what Robert B. of Camano Island has to say about our work.

“Hi Connie, Thank you so much for helping me with my 50+ year smoking habit. I have not had a cigarette in almost 6 weeks. Not only do I not have any desire to smoke, I know that I will never again allow cigarettes to control my life.

I tried to quit before. I know now that I was not ready to quit. I started smoking again and figured I was doomed to a life of smoke. When I came to see you just before Christmas of 2015, I was ready. And, as I mentioned, have not had a cigarette in 6 weeks. I can’t thank you enough.” Robert B. Camano Island, WA.

It just goes to show, when you’re ready for change, it happens.  And it’s easy.

When you’re ready, let’s get started!  I can help you quit smoking.  And so many more behavioral changes.  What is a longer life and a better quality of life worth to you?

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP (tm)

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP ™

All the Best,
Connie

Connie Brannan, CHt.
Licensed Trainer of NLP®
www.mindworkshypnosis.net
www.stopsmokingseattle.com
www.loseweightseattle.com

Why Limiting Beliefs Belong in the Trash Heap

Don't let limiting beliefs imprison your mind.

Don’t let limiting beliefs imprison your mind.

Hi, Hypnosis & NLP Friends!

People often come in to my office for very specific habit and behavioral changes.  “I want to quit smoking!”  “I want to stay away from the sugar!”  And so on.  We can do that. However, in the course of doing that, we do more.  We change larger mind sets and ways of thinking about self and the world by removing limiting beliefs.

What is a limiting belief?  It’s an idea/feeling about self and the world that gets lodged in the brain that limits a person.  It limits their full expression and enjoyment of life.  Examples:  “I’m not good enough.”  “I can’t do it.”  “I’m not worthy.”  “No one could love me.”  “I’m a victim in the world.”  These are not truths about anyone.  These are ideas, that can and should change.

Here’s an analogy.  Imagine getting a rock caught in your shoe.  It makes walking difficult. It hurts!  You COULD continue to walk with it in there, and suffer more.  But why? Why not take your shoe off for a moment, and shake it out!  Put your shoe back on and life is immediately more comfortable.  Suddenly you can go places, and it’s easy.

A person’s limiting beliefs are probably the most nasty, destructive things I encounter in my NLP and hypnotherapy help work.  They negatively impact every aspect of a person’s life, personal and business relationships, financial success, health, learning, and so on! This is precisely why I love helping a person to remove them so much. Limiting beliefs are garbage, and they belong in the trash heap!  That’s an essential part of the work we do–put them there.

We can remove a lifetime of limiting beliefs in a session or two of Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapy.  Amazing, but true.  These changes are the REAL changes, the power changes.  The behaviorial changes (I lost weight or I quit smoking) are really a lesser deal. They are simply a byproduct of new empowered beliefs.

When you’re ready for change, call me.  In my extensive Q&A with clients, I discover any limiting beliefs–and in the course of our work we get rid of them.  It’s trash day!

Connie Brannan, CHt.All the Best,
Connie

Connie Brannan, CHt.
Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist
Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming ®
Design Human Engineer ™
Persuasion Engineer ™
Professional Conversational Hypnotherapist
Managing Partner, Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net
http://www.seattlenlptraining.com
http://www.loseweightseattle.com
http://www.stopsmokingseattle.com
http://www.seattlehypnosisforphobias.com
http://www.seattlehypnosisworks.com

Another Five-Star Review of Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP on YELP

Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP offers the best hypnotherapy in the a Pacific Northwest.

The power of mind unlocked with hypnosis.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP has over 175 happy client success stories on our website. However, that’s not the only place to find information about us. Sometimes the happiness and satisfaction radiate out onto the internet at large.  There are numerous 5-star reviews of our hypnosis and NLP services posted online over the last few years

We’ve gotten another!  🙂  Here’s what Coli V., of the Greater Seattle area, says about us:

“I went to Connie for help twice. Both times I had significant, lasting results. She was very kind and skilled in our sessions, never once making me feel that we couldn’t tackle my problems. I would, and often do, highly recommend Connie and her services.”  — Coli V.

Significant, lasting results.  That’s what it’s all about.

If you’d like help with making changes in your life, we do indeed have tools to help.  And, again, our approach is very different from other modalities like medical pill-pushing or gastric surgeries, which try to change the body only and hope the mind will follow.  Also, very different from counseling which tries to get conscious mind participation in change. That’s not very effective. With hypnotherapy and NLP Neuro Linguistic Programming, we get to the roots of the problem, where it lives, in the UNconscious mind. And fix it there.

Also, unlike those other methodolgies, hypnotherapy and NLP services are super brief therapies.  Generally, no more than four sessions are needed to see positive changes in behaviors, thinking, affect, etc.

Come on in and discover what works for yourself.  Coli did.

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLPAll the Best,
Connie

Connie Brannan, CHt.
Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist
Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming ®
Design Human Engineer ™
Persuasion Engineer ™

Professional Conversational Hypnotherapist
Managing Partner, Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net
http://www.seattlenlptraining.com
http://www.loseweightseattle.com
http://www.stopsmokingseattle.com
http://www.seattlehypnosisforphobias.com
http://www.seattlehypnosisworks.com

Happy Holidays from Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Hello, Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy Enthusiasts!

The holidays are upon us!  Happy Holidays to you!

Michael and I wish you all a 2016 filled with health, joy, and success. If those things do not spontaneously generate, create them!  NLP and hypnosis are amazing tools to make that happen.

All the Best,
Connie & Michael

http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net
http://www.seattlenlptraining.com

 

Grow Your Happiness, with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

We invite you to experience this mind bending, eye spinning video.  Ready for an altered state of consciousness?  Write the word “happy” on a piece of paper, and hold it at the ready. Then, focus your attention deeply within the spiral.  And, notice what happens.  (This video is best viewed as full screen, high definition mode.)

Happy Holidays from Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP. We wish you all a wonderful, joy-filled holiday season and New Year!  Make it happy!

If your word “happy” appeared to be shrinking with this exercise, rather than growing, then it’s time for you to hi-tail it to Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP. We’ll turn that around for you. 🙂 We’re the best results-driven hypnotherapy & NLP services in the Pacific Northwest.  We specialize in making your all year’s resolutions reality.

Connie and Michael Brannan of Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Connie and Michael Brannan of Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

All the Best,
Connie & Michael
http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net

 

 

 

 




Goodbye to Test Anxiety — Hypnosis & NLP Leads to Success

Find your resourceful thinking, with Seattle's best Hypnosis: Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Find your resourcefulness, with Seattle’s best Hypnosis: Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Another client sent me a happy report of positive changes in his life after our work.  Yay! This gentleman was facing some re-certification testing for his work.  Prior attempts to pass the test had been anxiety laden and unsuccessful.  Hypnosis gave him the confidence and focus he needed.  Here is John K’s report:

“I did the re-certification test and completed it fairly easily, had a couple of issues but didn’t get frustrated or angry because of the issues.  At that point I still didn’t connect our sessions with my improved ability or attitude. It wasn’t until the ride home when I was just thinking of how easy it seemed to be and what was different than the last few times I had to do it; then it hit me like a ton of bricks! My success is truly due to our sessions! So the progress on that level has been and is amazing!”  John K., Bellevue, WA

Life is full of testing situations, isn’t it?  If you need help to be all that you an be and thrive in those situations, here’s a place to improve yourself:  Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP, a Bellevue, Washington, hypnotherapy clinic.

Happy Holidays to all my “The Hypnotizer” Readers!

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP (tm)

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP ™

All the Best,
Connie

Hypnosis for New Year’s Resolutions

Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP for your New Year's Resolutions

It’s time for hypnosis!

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

In addition to our hypnotherapy and NLP clinical work in the Seattle area, we also teach through our private career school.  And we’ve had some fabulous students over the years. Here is a post for “The Hypnotizer” by a guest blogger, my student, Alexa Ritter.  Alexa is an amazing hypnotist and Licensed Master Practitioner of NLP®

Enjoy Alexa’s words of wisdom!  All the Best, Connie

Hypnosis for New Year’s Resolutions by Alexa Ritter

How many times have you made a New Year’s Resolution?  Maybe 25? 35? 45? 50? 70? And how many times did you stick to your resolution for the entire year? That number, if you are anything like the rest of us, is probably a lot lower.

This is because change can be difficult if one tries to do it through will-power alone.  The main reason why anyone is celebrated or praised for adhering to a New Year’s resolution is because they are fighting an uphill battle and “surviving”.

As Albert Einstein once proclaimed, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.”

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could simply decide to make a change in your life, and then sit back and relax as your wish becomes your mind’s command?

With hypnosis, you don’t even have to try to achieve your goals! The struggle fades away, and the battle is won instantly.  You can say “goodbye” to that miserable year-long process of attempting to create change, and say “hello” to becoming the boss of your own life!

If your boss told you to do something, you would do it without hesitation. Just like your boss is in charge of you at work, your unconscious mind is in charge of how your life works.

However, your unconscious mind isn’t just some old boss – it is you—the manifestation and accumulation of all that you can be, and all the power you have. It is limitless, expansive, creative, and omnipotent, regardless of any preconceived notion of what you can and cannot do.

The reason why you may have struggled to create change in the past is because your conscious, analytical mind stopped you. It came up with all sorts of excuses, limiting beliefs, bad ideas, and temptations. The funny thing is, that whatever change you wanted to make, was more than likely a conscious idea. And by eventually limiting and contradicting itself, your conscious mind really was unresourceful.

Unlike the conscious mind, the unconscious mind is extremely resourceful.  It knows exactly how to make all the changes necessary in order for you to have what you desire. Permanently and easily!

During hypnosis, your unconscious mind is given suggestions, or instructions on what needs to be done. It then finds a healthful and appropriate way to take you there, and demands compliance from your conscious mind. Your conscious mind stops creating the problem, and fully accepts the effective course of action formulated by your unconscious.

So why not make this year different? Why not utilize your unconscious mind to make changes instantly, easily, and permanently?

Not only will you receive praise from your friends and family for sticking to your New Year’s resolutions, you will do it almost effortlessly, and your lasting success will become an inspiration to them. They will want to know your secret!

And hypnosis is the answer!

Learn Self Hypnosis with Connie — A Live Event!

Best Seattle area hypnosis & NLP

Access your creative mind!

Hi, Seattle area Hypnosis Friends!

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” –Maimonides

When someone comes into my office, Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP, I guide them into change.  I also like to teach them self-hypnosis.  It’s their power to make a better life on an ongoing basis.

http://www.campusce.net/BC/course/course.aspx?C=11562&mc=1893&pc=1817

Here’s a special event to learn self hypnosis inexpensively in a group setting. It’s a two evening event through Bellevue College Continuing Education. Dec 2 & 9. $89  The name of the course is “Building Confidence & Self Esteem Through Self Hypnosis.”  Yes, self hypnosis is great for that, AND so much more.  You can sign up through Bellevue College at the link above, and begin a world of positive changes.

All the Best,
Connie

More Info:  🙂  Experience hypnosis and learn to do-it-yourself. Connie guides you, teaches you, and helps you install an instant trigger for trance, and learn the power of words and positive intention.   More about Connie:  www.mindworkshypnosis.net and www.seattlenlptraining.com.

Happy Thanksgiving from Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.

Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP holiday greetings

Gobble up some joy!

Happy Thanksgiving to all our hypnosis friends, clients and students!

The holidays are upon us!  🙂  It’s a good time to pause and reflect on all the wonderful and positive people and things and happy events in our lives.

Remember, what you focus on expands, so here’s to MORE of that (the good things) for you in the days and weeks and months to come!Best of Seattle Area Hypnosis Connie & Michael Brannan

Warm Regards,
Connie & Michael

http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net
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What Can Hypnosis Help With?

Hypnosis unlocks your power of mind!Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

I’ve been doing this work, hypnosis and NLP, in the Seattle area for 9 years now. And what I absolutely sense is that hypnosis is becoming more recognized as something that WORKS.  Something that helps.  More and more people are considering it as a powerful and QUICK and lasting solution to the problems of everyday living.  And so they should, because it is.  🙂

Michael and I have a saying, and you can quote us:  “If the mind is involved in the activity, then hypnosis can help.”  “If the mind is involved in the activity.”  That’s everything!  And because so many new people are becoming aware of hypnosis, I think it bears repeating: Here are just a few of the things that hypnosis can help with:

Anger Management
Accelerated Power to Heal
Better Relationships
Claustrophobia
Compulsive Thinking
Confidence Building
Confidence in Dating
Confidence Driving
Creative Problem Solving
Dealing with Stress
End Migraines
Eat Healthy
End Alcohol Abuse
End Anxiety
End Depression
End Excessive Guilt
End Negative Thinking
Enhance Sex
Enjoy Meeting New People
Fear of Dentists
Fear of Elevators
Fear of Heights
Fear of Loneliness
Fear of Open Spaces
Fear of Rejection
Fear of Snakes
Fear of Spiders
Fear of Success
Feel Good – Look Good
Find Your Passion
Gambling Addiction
Get Over What Others Think
Get Popular Social Comfort
Golf Enhancement
Goodbye Jealous Thoughts
Goodbye Tension Headaches
Healthy Eating
Healthy Hypnosis for Life Style Changes
High Blood Pressure
Hypochondria
Increase Assertiveness
Increase Your Concentration
Insecurity
Interview with Confidence
Job Loss
Learning Languages
Mental Toughness
Midlife Crisis
More Creativity
More Motivated
Motivation for Exercise
Optimism
Organization Skills
Overcome Caffeine Addiction
Overcome Fear of Failure
Overcome Social Anxiety
Pain Management
Panic Attacks
Perfect Sleeping
Perform at Your Best
Performance Nerves
Personal Growth and Development
Phobias and Fears
Positive Self Belief
Pregnancy Nausea
Public Speaking
Quit Smoking
Recover from Divorce
Relationship Insecurity
Relax Socially
Relief from Stress
Say ‘No’ with Confidence
Seasonal Affective Disorder
Self Actualization
Self Development
Self Esteem
Self Hypnosis
Sexual Performance Anxiety
Shopping Compulsion
Shortcut to Meditation
Shyness
Speak in Public with Confidence
Sports Hypnosis
Start Conversations
Stick-to-it-iveness
Stop Bedwetting
Stop Biting Your Fingernails
Stop Blushing
Stop Procrastinating
Stop Self Sabotage
Stop Writers Block
Teeth Grinding
Test Anxiety
Weight Loss Hypnosis
Workplace Motivation

If any of these positive changes are on your “to do,” list, come in to our offices and learn how we can help.  Mindworkshypnosis & NLP, that’s Seattle’s best and highest skilled hypnotherapy.

Connie Brannan, Licensed Trainer of NLPAll the Best,
Connie

Goodbye to Fear of Failure and Fear of Rejection – Client Testimonial

Best Seattle Area Hypnotherapy, that's Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Get happy, with hypnosis.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Some people are ready for change and success.  Are you one of them?  Kal, from Seattle, sure was. We had a few sessions, and now he sees himself and the world in a whole new way, a more resourceful way.

Goodbye, fear of failure and fear of rejection–that was ridiculous in the first place, and now it’s gone.  There is nothing standing in the way of his success now.  Yay, for Kal! He’s found more power through our NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and hypnosis change work.

Here’s what Kal reports about his experience with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP:

“Working with Connie one-on-one is the best decision I’ve made to create breakthroughs and lasting change in my life and career.  Before engaging Connie, I was using the approach of rationalization to work around fear of rejection and failure with limited success. However, what made the difference with Connie is that she customizes the NLP techniques for individual goals and objectives, thereby transforming thought patterns to produce lasting change and effective results. Did I mention she is funny, excellent at what she does, and a delight to work with?” ~ Kal, Seattle

Change is easy, with the right tools.

If you’re ready for some new positive energy in your life, we can do that.  If you’re ready to let go of limiting beliefs, we can do that, as well.  The right tools, in the right hands, can work wonders.  Find out for yourself.  Call us and learn more about Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapy:  425-564-8608.  www.mindworkshypnosis.net

Connie Brannan, Licensed Trainer of NLPAll the Best,
Connie

Hypnosis Solves the Problems of Daily Life

Connie Brannan, Licensed Trainer of NLPHi, Hypnosis Friends!

Hot off the presses!  Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP is taking part in a global education campaign to spread the good word on hypnosis.  (That’s what this blog itself has always been about, by the way).  This current campaign is through the NGH, National Guild of Hypnotists, of which I am a proud member.  I’m sharing our press release here.

All the Best, Connie

For Immediate Release

Hypnosis Solves the Problems of Daily Life

Bellevue, WA, 11/6/15 — Professional Clinical Hypnotherapist & Licensed Trainer of NLP ®, Connie Brannan, is taking part in a global education campaign to share the message that hypnosis is a simple, safe and highly effective way for people to address the problems of daily life. Routinely used in the health care industry as a valued tool, by athletes to improve focus and performance and by successful business professionals, celebrities and other high-profile individuals for relaxation and stress management, hypnosis also offers efficient applications for solving the types of problems people struggle with daily.

Presented by the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH) (www.ngh.net), the nation’s oldest, largest and leading organization for professional hypnotists, the campaign is sharing in-depth information about the role of hypnotists in helping people of all ages and with a range of problems. Seattle, WA area resident, Connie Brannan, a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, is recognized for her services that help people break bad habits, establish healthy new routines and enhance their daily lives.

Among the many types of challenges that can be resolved or improved through hypnosis are: smoking cessation, overeating, emotional eating, cravings, exercise and activity levels, sports performance, stress reduction, sleep disorders, fear of speaking in public, test taking anxiety, increasing self-esteem, procrastination and other issues that hold people back from living their best life.

Connie Brannan has been a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists since 2006.   Connie runs a successful clinical hypnosis practice in Bellevue, WA.  She maintains an A+ rating as an accredited business with the Better Business Bureau.  She has 175+ client success stories on her website, Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.  With her husband, Michael Brannan, she also owns and operates a Washington State licensed private career school, Mindworks NLP, and teaches hypnosis and NLP.  NLP is Neuro Linguistic Programming, a high tech conversational hypnosis.  Connie knows the power of these methodologies first hand, as well as through her client work, having lost over 80 pounds herself, and erasing her decades long spider phobia and perfume allergy.  Michael Brannan is past President of the Washington State Chapter of the NGH.

Established in 1950, in Boston, Massachusetts, the National Guild of Hypnotists is the preeminent professional organization for professional hypnotists. Over the years, the NGH has led the profession, receiving recognition in the United States Congressional Record for its accomplishments.

The organization has established a strict universal code of ethics for the profession and has developed and maintains a rigorous certification program based on a standardized curriculum. Extensive and ongoing training is required of National Guild of Hypnotists members receiving NGH certification.

To learn more about Connie Brannan’s services and trainings in the Seattle, Washington area, contact her directly at http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net and http://www.seattlenlptraining.com.   Find out more about the National Guild of Hypnotists at www.ngh.net.

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Contact information:
Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP ®
http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net
http://www.seattlenlptraining.com

 

Empowerment in Action for a Healthier Lifestyle

Weight loss success with Seattle's Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Goodbye binge eating.  Goodbye, allure of candies and carbs.  Goodbye, inertia for exercise.  Here’s Judy of Bellevue, Washington.  She’s noticing all manner of changes in her habits and thinking, smarter food choices, and move motivation to get active.  From there comes the more slender body.

Where did these changes come from?  Her powerful unconscious mind. How did she get into the control panel of the mind to create new settings in herself:  Guided skilled NLP and hypnotherapy.  That’s the expertise of Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.  Getting under the hood (so to speak) and adjusting what needs adjusting for optimal life.

If you would like to LOSE weight during this holiday season rather than gain it, we can help.  Call us anytime for a free in office consultation.  425-564-8608.  We are the weight loss experts, not only helping others achieve that success, we are living it ourselves as well.

As a refresher, here’s me, before and after hypnosis.

Hypnosis for Weight Loss

Hypnosis for Weight Loss

It works!  Check it out!

All the Best,
Connie
http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net

 

Not That, This! An NLP Visualization Technique for Positive Change

Happy successful life with NLP and hypnotherapy.Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

How would you like to learn to minimize problems out of existence?  You can!  Here’s an easy and powerful NLP technique to “explain to the brain” the things you want and the things you don’t want.  Not that!  This!

I was working with a lady in my office one day recently, and in the course of our work, she complained to me: “You’re minimizing my problem!” Yes! Yes, I am. And so should you. That’s the whole point of this work: to minimize problem(s) out of existence. And yes, we can.

Would you like to minimize your problems to the point that they don’t exist? Here’s an NLP technique to do just that. Literally.  Read more…

http://mindworkshypnosis.net/hypnotizer/seattle-nlp-training-visual-swish-technique/

A problem is only a problem if we define it as such in our own mind and life. Take “stuck in traffic” for an example. Some people caught in Seattle traffic listen to music and smile and dream happy thoughts. Others smack the wheel in rage and hurl obscenities and skyrocket their blood pressure. It’s the same situation, the response is different.

One man’s misery is another man’s joy. My sister works in the field of accounting, and she loves it. It’s her passion. I did that work for awhile, and let me tell you, it was not my passion. It was mind dead boredom. I know a man who had his leg blown off in the war. He’s not vegetating in a wheelchair like others in his situation, he’s out and about helping design his own artificial running leg. He’s an athlete. And he runs.

Things stop us from achieving our goals only if we let them. The right mind set and the right set of driving emotions moves us forward. Here’s the great and relatively unknown aspect of all this. We control that mind set and set of driving emotions.

That control panel is called NLP. Neuro Linguistic Programming. We can control how we feel, think, and act. We can program (instruct) our minds to respond how it’s useful and appropriate to respond to move us forward towards our goals. Any goals. That’s NLP.

This control panel in our minds is sensory operated. It’s visual. It’s sound-based. It’s feeling based. And these things, pictures, sounds and feelings, lead us into behaviors and beliefs. People think of beliefs as solid things, tangible, like a rock. They’re not. They’re more fluid, like a flowing river. And we can change the direction of them at will. That’s NLP. It’s effective communication with our unconscious minds, that part of us which defines and determines our reality

This programming (instruct the mind) technique I’m sharing today is visual. I call it: Not that, This! It’s formal name is “The Visual Swish.” In this technique, we take the unconscious mind by the hand and show it clearly what we want. And what we don’t want.

When the unconscious mind understands what we want, it will take us there. A simple still image can convey an enormous amount of complex information and meaning. “A picture is worth a thousand words,” as they say. Looking at a picture, we absorb incredibly large amounts of data quickly.

Again, here’s the article:

http://mindworkshypnosis.net/hypnotizer/seattle-nlp-training-visual-swish-technique/

Not that feeling, this one. Not that belief, this one. Not that habit, this one. Not that body, this one.

Play with this visual technique. It’s a five minute process which could change your thinking and your actions, your outlook and your life.

I hope you enjoy your “Not That, This!” outcomes. There’s so much more to this control panel in our minds. If you’d ever like to learn how to run your mind and optimize your life, take our Seattle NLP Training courses. Michael and I are Licensed Trainers of NLP ® through the originator of NLP, and we offer certification courses here in the Seattle area.

All the Best,
Connie

Connie Brannan, CHt.
Licensed Trainer of NLP ®
Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapist
Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP
http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net
http://www.seattlenlptraining.com

Happy Hypnotic Halloween!

Hi, Seattle Area & Beyond Hypnosis Friends!

Michael and I LOVE this holiday, which celebrates the power of imagination.  Here’s hoping your Halloween adventures are all treats and not tricks.

Whether it’s handing out candy to the little neighborhood hobgoblins or dressing up yourselves and partying, have fun and be safe.

All the Best,
Connie & Michael

Here’s our Halloween costumes.

Hypnosis is imagination.

 

Experience Hypnosis – Bellevue College Event 10-21-15

Seattle Hypnotherapy & NLP BellevueHi, Hypnosis Friends and Enthusiasts!

Here is an opportunity to get hypnotized and experience that state of being which is calm, quiet, clear-minded, and creative.  Here’s a chance to see something useful change in your life.  It’s my A Chance to Trance one evening experiential class at Bellevue College on 10/21/15 at 7:00 pm:

http://www.campusce.net/BC/course/course.aspx?C=12634&mc=1893&pc=1817

Hypnosis is an experience I believe everyone in the universe should enjoy as a means to goal achievement.  Not only do I teach hypnosis and use it in my business Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP, I use it myself.  And do you know what, it works!

People who have heard about hypnosis think it’s limited in it’s uses.  FALSE.  It can help achieve the proper mindset and body cooperation for any goal.  Here’s a personal example:

I had oral surgery yesterday.  It was supposedly “a big deal,” with pain killers prescribed and a million rules and do’s and don’t do’s for “post op.”  I used self hypnosis for accelerated, perfect healing, and do you know what?  Today I feel fine.  It took one ibuprofen after the surgery, that’s it.  No pain.  No swelling.  The surgeon was recommending sedation medication for the surgery itself (and told me that was typical for his patients).  I said, no thank you.  And I didn’t need it.  I used self hypnosis to remain calm, and relaxed throughout.

Our minds are more powerful than we use.  If you’re ready to learn more about hypnosis and experience that state for yourself, then my event next week is for you.  It’s moocho inexpensive.  You can sign up through Bellevue College at the link above.   Hope to see you there!

Las Vegas Marci Wedding 10-15 014All the Best,
Connie

Connie Brannan, CHt.
Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist
Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming ®
Design Human Engineer ™
Persuasion Engineer ™
Professional Conversational Hypnotherapist
Managing Partner, Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP
http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net
http://www.stopsmokingseattle.com
http://www.seattlenlptraining.com
http://www.loseweightseattle.com
http://www.seattlehypnosisforstress.com
http://www.seattlehypnosisforphobias.com
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A Cat’s Eye View

NLP Eye Accessing CatHere’s a brief video I created tonight. I call it: “A Cat’s Eye View.”

The eyes have it!  Check out this curious cat as he demonstrates for you the NLP eye accessing cues. Eye movement reveals thought patterns. NLP is a conversational hypnosis that teaches us how to communicate effectively and create change in ourselves and others. Mindworks NLP is a Licensed Private Career School in Washington State and Connie & Michael Brannan are Licensed Trainers of NLP®.

NLP, Neuro Linguistic Programming, is a methodology I teach as well as use in my Hypnotherapy practice.  It’s my number one tool, my go to.  NLP is really something super fascinating.  It’s all about the mind and how it works (hence my business name, “Mindworks”) and how we create change.  It’s about effective communications and our mental strategies for success (or failure) for joy (or misery).  We alter the unconscious mind strategies to create more success and more joy.

All the Best,
Connie
http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net

Designer Beliefs ™

Mind Functions and HypnosisThought for the day:

“Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” ― Lewis Carroll

What you believe creates who you are and how you live.  We at Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP help you create new beliefs as well as implement those changes that flow from them. We ourselves have a very firmly held belief:  people are infinitely resourceful.  That means, yes, you can!

Whatever outcome it is.  If you believe you can, you will find a way.  Here’s another quotation:  “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”  Hypnosis pops you into your inner mind to facilitate “finding the way.”  If you need help with “the will” side of the equation, we can help there, too.  We call our process of belief alteration and implementation:  Designer Beliefs™.  Michael and I have developed a process whereby we help you believe what it’s useful and important to believe about yourself and the world.  Such as:

— I can do it!

— I deserve it!

— I’m good enough!

— I’m worthy!

— Change is easy!

— The time is now!

These things are all true about you.  Wouldn’t it be nice to believe them?  REALLY believe them.  And activate change based on them.

Learn more anytime at http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net/faq/ or give us a call at (425) 564-8608 and come on in for a free in person office consultation.

Connie Brannan, Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapist

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP ™

All the Best,
Connie

Two for One: Self Confidence Issues & Performance Anxiety Removed in One Session

The Best Seattle hypnosis private sessions with Connie Brannan, Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Find yours! Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Hi, Seattle area and beyond Hypnosis Friends!

Yay, for success!  Here’s another happy client testimonial.  Desirae Townsend, of Maple Valley, WA. had two main goals entering my office.  As she told me, she had “struggled since childhood with a fear of performance.”  She wanted to share her music, her joy with her family, friends, other musicians, and was unable to do so.  She also had this ridiculous embedded belief:  ‘I’m not good enough.”  As I told her, “that’s got to go!”  And so we did.

She had one two-hour Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy session with me last month at Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.  We worked on those issues, and I also taught her self hypnosis as well.  She was kind enough to send me an update on her positive changes.  Here’s Desirae, sharing her excitement:

“Hi Connie,

I just wanted to give you an update on my progress post appointment for performance anxiety and self esteem.  About not feeling good enough… That has been totally reversed.  I never even think that anymore.  The cool part is that I used to get anxiety stepping into new situations by myself or sometimes even going to the store but now I don’t even question I, just step right in.  It’s been so awesome and I feel a huge sense of freedom!

Re: performance:  I have since had 3 guitar lessons and have had no trouble playing my guitar in front of my teacher or anyone else that I told you about. I’ve also used the self hypnosis tools you taught me numerous times since our session and they are working great as well.

Thank you so much!  You have changed my life!!  I’m so grateful to you!!!  I will always recommend your work!!  What you do to help people is so important and so powerful. Thank you again! I can’t say that enough.”  — Desirae Townsend, Maple Valley, WA.

Just a note on self hypnosis.  It’s a fantastic tool.  I offer it to clients.  Remember that old saying:  give a man a fish, he has dinner.  Teach him how to fish, and he has ability to feed himself for life.  Coming to my office is a nice, big salmon presented on a platter.  Self hypnosis is fishing!  I’m glad Desirae is using self hypnosis.

Find out more about what I do and how I can help you personally.  I offer private client sessions in my office in the beautiful Bellefield Office Park in Bellevue, WA.  I also offer a free in person consultation.  No obligation, and no cost.  Because, when people understand what this is, this transformational power of skilled NLP plus hypnotherapy, well, they jump on it!

Call me and we’ll set up a meeting.  I’m happy to do that!  My phone number is (425) 564-8608, and of course all my information is here:  http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net.

Best Seattle Hypnotherapist & NLPAll the Best,
Connie

Connie Brannan, CHt.
Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist
Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming ®
Design Human Engineer ™
Persuasion Engineer ™
Professional Conversational Hypnotherapist
Managing Partner, Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP
http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net
http://www.stopsmokingseattle.com
http://www.seattlenlptraining.com
http://www.loseweightseattle.com
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http://www.seattlehypnosisworks.com

A Chance to Trance – Discover Hypnosis (Bellevue College Continuing Education)

Self Hypnosis at Bellevue College

A Chance to Trance, Oct 21st at 7:00 pm

Hi, Seattle Area Hypnosis Friends!

For those of you curious about hypnosis and the power of your own mind to create success, here’s something exciting and easy to do.  Attend my one evening course on goal setting and hypnosis.

It’s October 21st, for two hours, at Bellevue College’s North Campus in Bellevue.  It’s an experiential evening.  By that I mean:  you get hypnotized.  And you get to participate in one of my “hypnotic interventions” that I use in my office work, to set a goal into your life such that your mind works overtime to make it happen.  All this fun and learning for $49.  Wow, as they say!

This offering is through the Adult Continuing Ed Department of Bellevue College, and if you’d like to attend you must sign up through them.  Here is their web link:

http://www.campusce.net/BC/course/course.aspx?C=12634&mc=1893&pc=1817

More info:

A Chance to Trance: Discover Hypnosis for Goal Achievement  

Everyone can be hypnotized and learn to focus their own unconscious minds in powerful ways to achieve their goals.  If you’ve ever wondered what trance is like, here’s your chance to experience hypnosis first hand and be guided through an ingenious process of goal manifestation by Master Hypnotist & Licensed Trainer of NLP®, Connie Brannan. Bring a pillow, if you like, and bring a goal for your life success!

I hope to see you there!

Warm Regards,
Connie

Stressed? Anxious? What if emotions could turn on a dime?

Seattle hypnotherapy clinic Mindworks Hypnosis

Change your thinking, change your mood.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

With hypnosis and NLP Neuro Linguistic Programming, we can program in new responses in any given situation.   The boss is yelling, traffic is congested, your significant other is in a bad mood, the restaurant is out of just the thing you wanted. They call it “situational stress.”  What if, after hypnotherapy…that same situation became situational calm, or situaltional happy, or situational “I can handle it!”  We can do that!

I think this video is cute.  And it demonstrates an important fact.  We can change our emotions on a dime.  FAST!

Cute baby!  She’s crying, looking like a full-blown tantrum is going to ensue.  Then, suddenly, she hears her happy music.  And the dancing begins!  Instant change.  For those of you who think “change is slow and difficult,” watch her face.  We’re talking instant change!

With NLP, and Neuro Linguistic hypnosis therapy, we give  you control, to turn a negative emotion and response into a positive one.  When you choose to do it.  We can also program your mind and life for those responses to become automated in a particular context.  This little girl has been programmed in a natural manner, in a great way.  Music = dancing and happy.  It doesn’t matter what was going on before.

We can take control of these automatic responses.  Goodbye, fear, anxiety, phobic responses, distraction, procrastination, and so on.

Find out more anytime in an in person explanatory meeting.  Call us for a free consultation. No charge, no obligation.  Just an opportunity to learn more, and hear what a professional change worker says about your mind and your untapped abilities to feel more resourceful now.

All the Best,
Connie

http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net

A New Mindset = New Eating Habits = Hypnosis Works!

Seattle Hypnotherapy NLP Success Weight Loss

Michelle Ganey, of Buckley, WA is loving her new found diet success secret:  it’s hypnosis!

Battling menopause and the weight gain at that time had been a struggle for Michelle.  No more.  She’s changed her eating habits, as quickly as flipping a light switch.  And the result is, she’s lost her first 7 pounds in about a week.  How did she do that?

Skilled hypnotherapy and NLP, Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

Here’s what Michelle has to say about working with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP, and this jump start to her success:

When you discover hypnosis for yourself and the awesome power it can unleash, you’ll be impressed, too.  Call anytime to learn more.  We do offer a free in office in person consultation.  That’s a wonderful opportunity for you to meet your Professional Hypnotherapist face-to-face and get an understanding of the tools and processes involved.  Call us!  425-564-8608.

All the Best,
Connie

Teenage Empowerment Client Testimonial

Greater Seattle Clinical Hypnotherapy NLP ServicesHi, Hypnosis Friends!

Some people complain about their lot in life, as though there were nothing to be done.  “I can’t.”  Some people look at their life, and determine to make it different.

Some people declare themselves victims, and remain stuck.  Some people get tough, get strong, and act.  “I’m doing it!”

Alexa is one of the powerful people in this world. And she’s only a teenager.  She’s decided to have a great life, and she’s come to realize who is in charge of that.  She is. I’m so proud of her and the work we’ve been doing together.  Here are comments she made yesterday about her experience of NLP and hypnosis:

“I used to be slightly skeptical, but working with Connie took me from a miserable and depressed state, to a state of being head-over-heels in love with my life and myself.  I now feel as though I can do anything, as if I have endless chances and options.

I feel this way because it is true. It is my reality. And it can be yours too. The mind is the only thing that can hold you back, but it is also the only thing that can set you free.

If you need to create control, success, and positive change in your life, I highly encourage you to give Connie Brannan a call.  She is kind, down-to-Earth, unique, and she radiates positivity.”  Alexa,  Seattle, WA

Thank you, Alexa!  Once you cross that bridge, from victim-hood to empowerment, there’s no going back.  It reframes life and every event.  You realize that you control how you communicate and respond and feel and believe.  So make those communications effective, those responses useful, those feelings glorious and joyous, and those beliefs those of “I can!”

All the Best,
Connie

http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net
http://www.seattlenlptraining.com

 

Skeptical Transforms into Success

Clinical hypnotherapy in Bellevue Mindworks Hypnosis

Find your happy with Mindworks Hypnosis.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Because of the myths and misunderstandings of hypnosis floating around in the world, some people are skeptical and don’t really understand it’s power.  Until they do.  The proof is in the pudding.  Always.

M.L.J, of Seattle came into Mindworks Hypnosis for NLP services and hypnotherapy for the purpose of anxiety and stress release, both in the work setting and in her personal relationships.  She was skeptical.  At first.  And yet she was open to go for it.  Now she knows something different, and that difference is success in her goal, the absence of stress.

Here’s her short and sweet report after NLP and hypnosis:

“Although I was skeptical at first it really did help. I haven’t felt stressed at all.” —  M.L.J., Seattle, WA

Think about the power of that change.  “I haven’t felt stressed.  AT ALL.”   Good job, M!

When people are caught up in stress, they don’t see the world or themselves clearly.  I helped another gentleman with anxiety just yesterday in Bellevue, and here is what he told me he noticed immediately afterward.

He commented that not only did he feel different (calm, safe, and confident), the world looked different to him. Literally. Colors brighter, more present in the moment and noticing the things around him more. He said he looked at his face in the mirror and that he looked different to himself, more good looking.

Wow!  That’s success.  Now all he has to do is hold onto those good feelings.  And I gave him a tool to do so and taught him how to use it.  That’s NLP — a supercharged, powerful and quick hypnosis.

If only more people knew the truth about hypnosis.  It’s something so positive and so powerful, and so COOL.  And so helpful.

If you’d like a taste of calm, or confident, or any other blend of good feelings, call us.  We are the creators of Designer Feelings™  We’re happy to help.  http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net

All the Best,
Connie

Entertainer Finds Her Performance Confidence

Hypnosis for Performance Confidence

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Performance anxiety is never a good thing in any setting:  taking a test at school, playing your sport, giving a speech. But what a terrible state of affairs for an entertainer to have performance anxiety onstage.

Until they realize they don’t have to.

I was pleased to work with a professional singer recently, who reports that she is “thrilled with her progress!”  after one session.  Here’s her happy report:

“Hi, Connie,

You and I had a session to help me with my performance anxiety.   I had my rehearsals for my current production, which in the past would cause me some distress.   I am happy to say that I have good news  to report, and I am thrilled with my progress! 

Since my session, I have been feeling much more calm and positive in my chorus and solo singing. Furthermore, my ability to focus in high pressure situations has improved, thus resulting in the level of performance that I had always felt I was capable of achieving in practice, but what my anxiety would often hinder in performance.

I have sung a few times since our session, and these experiences have all been positive, so much that I feel myself rebuilding the foundation of trust and faith in myself that I thought I had lost forever.  I want to thank you so much for your help.   I had almost given up on the thing I love, but this has given my mind much needed peace.

I will continue to share my story with others, and if anyone expresses interest upon hearing it, I will be sure to refer your practice.  Thank you again!”  — J.M., Bothell, WA.

Yay, JM!  You go, girl.  What’s next?  American Idol?  🙂  I can help with any dreams.

All the Best,
Connie

What is Hypnosis Useful For? Discover Hypnosis Webinar Excerpt

Seattle hypnotherapy clinic Mindworks Hypnosis

Find your happiness with hypnosis.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Yesterday evening, Michael and I shared some thoughts and insights into how the mind works and hypnosis as a change tool.  We had a lot of fun, it was our first ever Webinar offering online.

It’s cool, and it’s easy for participants, as anyone with internet can join us from their own home or phone.  It was a great learning experience for us, as well, as to the technical necessities of this form of online sharing of info.

In the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing snippets of our presentation from last night.  Here’s one right now, where I answer the question:  “What is hypnosis good for?”  My answer:  anything that involves the mind.  Here’s the video:

Sorry for the uneven sound–we’re still learning the technical side of all this. I hope you can hear my passion and enthusiasm coming through, as well as info.  I’m including a text transcript as well:

“Hello! Connie, again! What has hypnosis been used for? Pretty much anything you can imagine. If your mind is involved, hypnosis can be useful for that. It’s been used clinically for so many different things. The big three: weight loss, quit smoking, and anxiety and stress release. Those are the mainstream kind of things that people come to a hypnotist for.

However, it’s possible to do so much more beyond that. We can stop pain. We can stop bleeding. We can help people to have comfort during oral surgery without anesthesia. Surgical procedures without anesthesia. Through the power of the mind. Accelerated healing. There’s a whole field of hypnosis called hypno-birthing. I don’t partake of that, however many people do. And that is all about preparing the person’s mind for comfortable childbirth.

There’s just so many different uses. And I can tell you a little bit more about some of the clients I’ve had in my office. Really, it’s everyday people with everyday issues.

• People that have had relationship breakups and they want to stop obsessing about their old partner.

• People that play golf. They want to be a better golfer, they just want to score better in their game. Any sport, any sport you can name, hypnosis is a way to focus the mind to access a skill set and automate it!

• Any kind of phobias or fears that are inappropriate for life can be shifted. I have seen every phobia under the sun. Fear of overripe bananas. Fear of record stores. Fear of dinosaurs. Just fear of anything you can imagine. Fear of the wind! Imagine how terrifying that would be, living here in the Pacific Northwest. You see a leaf move, and you go into a panic attack. These things are not resourceful. They’re not useful. And the mind can make those changes very easily.

• I’ve worked with artists. I’ve worked with musicians.

• Kids with test anxiety.

• I’ve helped a stroke survivor regain cognitive function.

• I’ve helped people with memory.

• If you’re into the esoteric explorations, I even did past life recall type work with people where we go backwards in time in their imagination and we replicate and recreate wisdom and learnings from prior lives. Whether you believe it’s an actual thing, a past life, or simply a symbolic representation in the mind, either way it has useful information there. So, sometimes in hypnosis, that’s where we go.

What is hypnosis good for? Really, anything and everything! I have worked with kids to senior citizens for everything. If it’s something that you want to be different in your life, hypnosis is a tool that can help you get that communication into the unconscious. Where it has power.

Because, here’s the bottom line: Your unconscious mind is really super agreeable. It will create for you the things you instruct it to do. It is so agreeable, so accommodating, and so creative in making it happen.

The problem that people run into is they think about the things they don’t want in their life. With hypnosis, we pull them out of that thinking and put them into the other side of the coin. As Albert Einstein said: “You can’t solve a problem with the same thinking that created it.” Or maintains it! What do you want? How do you want life to be different? How do you want to feel? What do you want to think? What behaviors do you want to modify? You can change anything about yourself.

This is so underutilized, hypnosis. I believe and feel that, as time goes on, hypnosis is going to gain, and gain, and gain in credibility. And appreciation. And become mainstream. There are going to be as many hypnotists and hypnosis clinics as there are pedicure and fingernail manicure shops. On every corner, practically. Or dry cleaners. Because hypnosis can help anyone do anything. That’s my belief and I’m sticking with it.” — Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP®

For more information as to the uses of hypnotherapeutic hypnosis, you can check out my FAQ:  http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net/faq/.  Removing fear, weight loss, quit smoking, stress release, fingernail biting, any behavioral changes, sleep improvement, improved motivation and confidence, enhanced creativity.  And more and more and more.  You name it, hypnosis helps!

I hope you enjoy learning more about hypnosis on my blog here.  We also offer full blown live hypnosis trainings, hands on, face to face experiential courses in Bellevue.  How to hypnotize. How to craft language for maximum unconscious power and change.  Instant inductions.  Silent inductions. Spontaneous hypnosis scripts flowing from your mind and not read from a piece of paper.  We have a four day training coming up.  July 9 – 12, 2015 is our “Discover the Magic Of Hypnosis” hypnotherapy training.  If you’d like to join us, we still have a few seats available.  Info is here:  http://seattlenlptraining.com/learn-hypnosis/

Hypnosis is something wonderful.  Find out more anytime either in my clinical hypnosis practice or my Licensed career school for hypnosis and NLP.

All the Best,
Connie

What is Hypnosis? — Tonight’s Webinar Answer by Connie

Connie Brannan, CHt.Transcript/excerpt of Connie Brannan answering a question: “What is Hypnosis” for webinar “Discover the Magic of Hypnosis.” broadcast June 30, 2015.

“Hi, Connie again! And now we’re going to have a brief conversation about what is hypnosis. We are assuming that you are a newcomer to this beautiful, magical, creative process called hypnosis. So, we’re going to take it from square one.

What is hypnosis? We have in our minds a conscious awareness. Awake. Aware. Living our life in the world. What we think. Logic. Reason. Evaluation. Focus. This is a conscious thing, we notice what’s around us. We notice what we can notice, and guess what? It’s a tiny, tiny bit of available information. We can only notice so much.

Hypnosis is an accessing of a different kind of consciousness, a resourceful, creative consciousness! Unconsciousness, which is also called subconscious. What it is: it’s everything else beyond that conscious awareness. You might notice one thing, two things, three things, in a moment. Your unconscious is taking in billions of pieces of information.

It is handling the processes of language. Translation. Understanding sound. The ability to speak and communicate. How to move your mouth. How to form words. Understanding. You don’t have to think about that. It has become automated, unconscious.

Unconscious mind stores your life experience in memory. It’s not a conscious memory, it’s an unconscious memory. It’s total recall. Holographic life experience. The definition of hypnosis: we get the conscious mind to step aside. Get out of our way! You’ve had your shot to solve this thing, now, step aside! When the conscious mind steps aside, it opens up a doorway into this creative, unconscious mind.

Here are some of the aspects of the conscious mind vs. the unconscious mind. Your conscious mind is analytical. Logical. Sequential. One thing at a time. Very, very limited in its focus. And it directs our day to day outcomes. Whereas, the unconscious mind is creative, unlimited and expansive. It is doing so many things, multi-functioning! It handles our feelings, our imagination. Our intuition. Our creativity. Our problem-solving ability.

And in addition to that, it’s running the body. Everything to do with the body and how it functions. Breathing and blood flow! So, now, I’m sitting here and I’m breathing. I wasn’t thinking about breathing a moment ago. And yet, it’s still happening. If I want to, I can consciously adjust my breathing. This is an example. I can breathe faster. I can breathe slower. I can breathe deeper. But if I forget all about it and stop directing it, guess what? I’m still breathing.

Unconscious mind handles digestion, and breathing, and blow flow, and healing and every process inside the body. Renewal of cells. All these things. These are unconscious processes handled by this fabulous, powerful unconscious mind. Gee! What a good thing to have on our side, huh? Talking to the unconscious mind about the things we want. That’s basically hypnosis.

You know, we talk about left brain, right brain. It’s really one mind, and it has different functions. My favorite, obviously, is your creative mind, your artistic mind. Some people say: “What’s more important, creativity or knowledge?” I believe creativity! As well as imagination. Maybe those words are synonymous.

Here’s an image and you can see:

Mind Functions and Hypnosis
Thinking, reason, linear, analytic logic. Science is on that left side there. Science, medicine, therapies that think “one size fits all,” one problem one solution. That’s not the kind of thinking that we use in hypnosis. Heck, no!

What we know in hypnosis to be true is that everyone is unique. And everybody has the ability, inside their unconscious mind to create a new world. The one they want! The one that’s joy-filled, and successful, and happy, and free, and fun, and all the things people want for themselves. It’s really accessible through this part of our mind.

So, what is hypnosis? There’s lots and lots of different definitions out there. The formal analytical one is: “It’s a bypassing of your critical factor, the conscious mind.” When you bypass, you push it aside, you go around it, you get in that door, you’re talking to the unconscious. That’s unconscious communication. That’s hypnosis!

My own definition: it’s a state of accelerated learning. Because, in this place in your mind you can make changes so fast. You can have new thoughts, new intuitions, new solutions to life’s dilemmas. And it happens at such an incredibly accelerated rate of speed. Unlike other therapies that might say to a person: “It will take months and months of hard work to make a change. Change is struggle. Change is horrendously difficult.” Well, that’s not what we believe in the world of hypnosis. We believe change is easy. And once you get into this state of mind, you have that accelerated learning available to you.

“What is hypnosis?” It’s a focused attention. It’s not sleep. Here we have an interesting word: monoideism. Focusing on a single idea. That is a good definition. However, that name itself just doesn’t sound sexy or anything. It never caught on.

We use the word “hypnosis,” Greek for “sleep.” That’s a huge myth, hypnosis is not sleep. Not in any way, shape, or form. It is a creative mind space.”

–© Copyright Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP® 2015

Stay tuned for more webinar excerpts, as well as future webinar and live training opportunities. The next offering of the school side of what we do: July 9-12, 2015. Four day hands-on, live hypnotherapy training. Details are here: http://www.seattlenlptraining.com

All the Best,
Connie

Free Hypnosis Webinar Tues June 30th at 7:00 pm

Hypnosis unlocks your power of mind!Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Michael and I are excited to be offering a new online learning opportunity: FREE “Discover Hypnosis” webinar, June 30th at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. We dispel the myths and explain what this power of the mind really is. And what it is good for!  Click to register: https://seattlenlptraining.clickwebinar.com/the-magic-of-hypnosis/register

Bonus: Attendees receive Michael’s written course in self hypnosis FREE.

Whether you’re an aspiring hypnotherapist or hypnosis enthusiast, this webinar is for you! As professional hypnotherapists, CHts. & Licensed Trainers of NLP®, Michael and I present the truth about hypnosis and how it can help you change lives.  We do hope you can join us.

All the Best,
Connie

Loving the Spin I’m In – Hypnosis for Seattle

Seattle hypnotherapy

Seattle is hypnotically beautiful.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Who loves Seattle? I do. As I have my entire life. I was born here! 🙂 I lived in other places for awhile, but they just didn’t cut it. Nowhere is as beautiful as Seattle, which is why I chose to come home to the Seattle area for my hypnosis business.  Take a look at this view (high definition option is best, under settings):

Here’s a view of the city one bright afternoon as seen from the Space Needle – another thing I love . A panoramic spin.  This puts me into trance!  Very hypnotic.

In our Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy work, we customize new feelings for clients such that good feelings take over and the negative or unwanted feelings leave.  We capture those feelings from life experience.  As I watch this video, I’ve got a great feeling:  gratitude.  I think I’ll capture it.  🙂 So lucky to live in the most gorgeous place on earth.

All the Best,
Connie

Seattle Gray to Sun: Change is Easy

Hi, Seattle lovers everywhere!

Mindworks Hypnosis - Best Greater Seattle Hypnotherapy

Mindworks Hypnosis – Best Greater Seattle Hypnotherapy

Check out this hypnotic time-lapse video I’ve created. It’s a typical Seattle May day…murky, gray, overcast, dark. At first. Then, miraculously, things shift. The clouds blow away, and are replaced with dazzling blue skies and brilliant sunshine. What a beautiful Seattle day. Hypnotic!

And what a great metaphor.  This is the essence of hypnosis and hypnotherapy and NLP. Change. And, as this video shows, change is easy!  Troubles and problems and old habits can “blow away” as though they never even existed.  We don’t need ’em, we can get rid of them.  Easily! That’s the secret and unknown part.  Hypnosis is the tool to make it happen.

Hypnosis and NLP are really user guides for the mind.

I hope you enjoy this amazing video.  I love it, if I do say so myself.  These scenes are three different views of the same day, from atop our own Space Needle – the heart of Seattle. My favorite part is when the shadow of the Space Needle moves and elongates across the city.  We are so privileged to live in the Greater Seattle area, there’s nowhere as beautiful on earth.

All the Best,
Connie

http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net
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Michelle of Sammish Shares Hypnosis for Confidence Success

She found her confidence, with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

She found her confidence, with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Here is another Seattle area hypnosis client success story. Michelle, of Sammamish, WA, reports a “huge impact” of improved confidence after working with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP. Now she’s free to pursue her goals. You go, girl!

Here is a brief video where she shares her comments:

Here’s the full transcript of her success report:

“Hi, I’ve had a couple sessions with Connie and have noticed a bunch of changes in just a short period of time.  The biggest change I’ve noticed is working on self doubt, motivation, confidence.  I’m pretty much not contradicting myself in my head.  Not preventing myself from doing some things that I want to do.  And that so far has had a huge impact.

Some of the things that we talked about–healthy lifestyles!  There were a couple of food vices that I had.  Soda was one of those, that I would turn to when I was stressed.  We had a session on that.  And, now, I don’t have that same stress response.  I don’t crave that soda if I’m having a bad day.  So, some big changes there.  It’s been an amazing, positive experience!  

Working on confidence and healthy habits.  I’ve noticed a lot of progress.  So, there’s a motivation, a sense of enthusiasm.

So, it’s a really fun experience!  And really positive!  All in a short amount of time.  I definitely recommend Connie Brannan.”  — Michelle, Sammamish, WA.

Clients often comment how amazed they are at the speed of changes.  Yes, hypnotherapy and Neuro Linguistic Programming done right can lead to instant and continuously unfolding change.  Success! That’s our goal for every client that walks in our door.

Connie Brannan, CHt.All the Best,
Connie

Connie Brannan, CHt.
Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist
Licensed Trainer of NLP ®

http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net
http://www.seattlehypnosisforconfidence.com

Cindi of Kirkland Shares Hypnosis for Weight Loss Success

Seattle hypnosis for weight loss

Another happy Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP client.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

I love it when my hypnosis clients are thrilled with their unfolding lifestyle changes.  That makes me happy as well.  Here’s a commentary of successful changes shared by one of my weight loss hypnosis clients, Cindi, of Kirkland, Washington.  She’s lost five pounds in two weeks without “trying.”

Does skilled hypnotherapy work? Here’s more proof of the pudding.  I’m sharing a brief highlight video, as well as the full transcript of Cindi’s comments, below:

“I’m feeling great! In the last couple of weeks I’ve lost five pounds. And I don’t really feel like I’ve been “trying,” which is great! Here’s what I’m noticing:

• I’ve been waking up in the morning, and I have lots of energy.

• I’m not focused on food, which I think is really awesome for me, because that’s always been a big focus.

• I’m not eating sugar, which is a huge thing! I’ve really seen the differences in that. My skin isn’t breaking out. And I don’t have headaches, and that’s a huge thing. Because I always felt like I had allergies that were food related. I’m starting to eliminate all of that processed sugar stuff.

• No cravings for fast food whatsoever. I can drive by fast food and I’m not getting any of that, which is really great!

• I’m noticing that I’m starting to incorporate healthy foods into my diet more easily, automatically. In the past if I didn’t feel like making dinner, I would be thinking about where can I go to pick up something to eat quick. Now, what I’m doing is going into the fridge: “OK, well, I’ve got some veggies and I could do a stir fry.” and I’m whipping up a meal and I’m satisfied with it!

• Another interesting thing, is that my portions are minimal. Just regular sized portions, and I’m not hungry after I eat. I’m done! I just make my meal and I’m satisfied. And sometimes I’m even making too much food. I put it away and have something for leftovers.

So, it’s been really good! I can definitely tell that there’s a shift happening for me. For sure!

I do recommend Connie. I was one of those people that researched everything to death! I wanted to make sure that this was going to work for me. I came in and I met with Connie and I felt very comfortable. I felt in sync with Connie. And I wouldn’t do it if I didn’t feel comfortable with the person doing this process. Connie made the process really easy and simple.”  — Cindi, Kirkland, WA weight loss client testimonial 6-12-15.

Yay, Cindi!  Good job!  Now all you’ve got to do is keep it going, all the way to your ultimate healthy goals  And I know you can and you are!  What’s nice about hypnosis is that once you enter that focused on success mindset, you’re there!  You’re doing it. Healthy eating even gathers power and momentum, like a snowball rolling down the side of a snow-covered hill.  Yay, for hypnosis!

Weight loss hypnotherapy is just one of the services we offer.  Hypnosis is for everyone!  It’s for everyday people seeking everyday goals.  And it works. Find out more anytime.  Call me!  (425) 564-8608.

All the Best,
Connie
Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist
Licensed Trainer of NLP ®
http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net
http://www.loseweightseattle.com

Change is Easy!

Change your direction any time, with Mindworks Hypnosis.

Change your direction any time, with Mindworks Hypnosis.

Hi, Seattle Hypnosis Friends!

The power of your mind is so incredible!  Here’s a quick and easy demo proving change is easy.

I invite you to check out this brief video. Is the train moving to the left into the tunnel, or to the right, emerging from if? What do you see? Cool!  Now, simply imagine that it’s moving in the opposite direction. And it does!!

Some people call this “freaky.” I call it: “control.”  We control our perceptions of the world with our mind.  And yes, it really is that easy to alter direction.  When your mind makes the leap, you see things in a new way.  And new seeing leads to new thoughts, and new beliefs, and new behaviors.  That’s the purpose of skilled hypnotherapy–assisting you in the new seeing.

I love these type of visual demos.  People start to “get it.”  That what happens between their ears is the real deal, and the real power.  If you’d like to see yourself or life in a new way, and live those changes, we can do that.  My hypnosis clinic services all the Greater Seattle area.  Call me anytime at (425) 564-8608 and we’ll get started!

All the Best,
Connie

http://www.seattlenlptraining.com
http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net

Hypnotic Eye – Tulip Festival

Hypnotic Tulips - Michael Brannan

Photo by Michael Brannan, Finalist in the Skagit Valley Photo Competition

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

I’m native to the Seattle area, (born in Seattle, grew up on Mercer Island).  Michael and I have lived here in the gorgeous Pacific Northwest the bulk of our lives, and have chosen this area for our NLP and hypnosis clinic and school.  Absolutely by choice! Nowhere else in the world is this beautiful.

And, living here, we love to partake of our uniquely Northwest festivals and special events.  Our trek to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is a much anticipated yearly event. Rows and rows and vistas of hypnotic, colorful, breathtaking tulips.  This year Michael and I took so many pictures.

The festival sponsors a photo competition, and we entered!  Michael’s amazing photograph (above) was selected as FINALIST!  Woo-hoo.  My photograph (below) was selected as JUDGES’ PICK.  Also, woo-hoo.

Hypnotic Tulips - Connie Brannan photo

Hypnotic Tulips – Connie Brannan’s photo.

What does photography have to do with hypnosis?  Quite a bit, actually.  It’s a great metaphor. Hypnosis is about seeing the successful and beautiful in yourself and your life. It’s a refocusing and a sharpening of focus, like with a camera lens. Only you’re focusing your mind.  What you focus on expands, behaviorally–so we help you focus on the things you want in such a way as you go get them!

In our hypnotherapy and NLP work, we’re effectively pulling your mind out of whatever stuck place it’s in, and accessing what’s possible.  And that’s anything.  And showing you what’s beautiful.  That’s your life.

We’re sharing our almost-prize winning photos of the tulips, here.  🙂 Hope you enjoy them!

All the Best,
Connie

Hypnosis Feels Great, Seattle!

hypnosis Seattle

The hypnotic trance chair is ready for you.

Hi, again, Hypno Friends!

Here’s a photo of my hypnosis chair, complete with spiral pillow.  I get a kick out of that pillow every time I see it!  🙂  It’s an “old-time hypnosis” symbol.  To me, it’s fun.  I call it:  Hypno-wheel.  So, this is the Hypno-wheel Pillow, sitting on the Trance Chair, my leather recliner, in my hypnotherapy office in Bellevue.  It’s waiting for you!  You don’t actually sit ON the pillow, I move it when we get down to business, it’s really for “ambiance!”  The symbol also means “infinity.”

And that makes great sense to me…as hypnosis is an ancient art.  In the time of the Egytians, they had healing “sleep temples” where hypnosis was practiced.  Hypnosis and healing, that connection has long been known.   Hypnosis has been written about by well-known psychologists of the 1800’s, including William James.  In India in the 19th century, hypnosis was used on the battlefield to help with necessary amputations–without anesthesia, without pain.

Hypnosis is not new.  But, there’s a growing awareness and acceptance in the world for hypnosis as a mainstream healing art and science, which I find wonderful.   Holly-weird has done it’s best to create fear and a negative mystique surrounding hypnosis, but the truth has a way of coming out.   And the truth about hypnosis is wonderful.  What it can do for a person, and the pleasant nature of the experience itself.

Here are some actual quotations from my clients upon emerging from trance and commenting on the experience:  “That was delightful.”  (Gene, Mercer Island)  “Wow!!”  (Monica, Bellevue, and dozens and dozens of others–this is the most common response)  “Better than sex.”  (Andy, Seattle)   “I loved it!”  (Michael, Bellevue)  “That was amazing!”  (Jennifer, Kirkland)…   Some people are speechless, but the grateful smiles on their faces speak volumes.

When you’re in trance, in hypnosis, you are connecting to the best part of yourself.  That part of you that wants success and fulfillment and thriving and good feelings!  The part of you that can make those things reality.

So, what does trance feel like?  In general, and for me personally, a  sense of well-being permeates trance, and stress packs its bags.  People do experience it differently.  To some, it’s very very similar to their natural waking state.  To some, it’s “otherworldly” and beyond words.  Some people find their limbs turning so heavy, heavy relaxed, so comfortable that they don’t want to move.  Some people feel light and floating, as though disconnected to their physical bodies.  Some people feel warmth and tinglings.  Some people get cold.  (I also offer “the dream blanket” during trancework.)  It has also been likened to those transitional moments before sleep.

We experience naturally-occurring trance doing everyday, just-living-our-lives things.  Reading a book, playing on the computer, driving a car, daydreaming, watching television.   It’s nothing “woo-woo,” and it’s nothing bizarre.  It’s just us, activating our minds in a specific, natural way.  What’s cool, what’s magical, is how we can use this “hypnosis state of mind” to create change in ourselves and in our lives.  When you apply hypnosis, for a desired outcome, guided by a professional, that’s what is called hypnotherapy.  That’s what I do.

So, if you’re still wondering:  “What does trance feel like?  And what can it do for me?”  I’d like to show you.  http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net  Call me and I’ll be happy to meet with you and tell you more.

Warm Regards,
Connie

Greater Seattle Hypnosis Clinic

Hypnotherapy NLP Office

Hi, Seattle Hypnosis Friends!

One of the (ridiculous) myths of hypnosis is that it’s something dark and scary and otherwordly. Hollywood movies conjure up frightening images of hypnosis done by strange men wearing dracula capes in dim, shrouded basements.  Accompanied by the sounds of maniacal laugher.  “I control their minds!!  I control their minds!!”

Uh, no!  That’s not what it is.

The reality?  Hypnosis is a type of super-accelerated effective communication.  Ideas are shared with the problem-solving part of the mind, and it gets to work creating change. It’s comfortable, it’s fun, it’s pleasant.  And professionals do it in professional spaces.

I’ve created a brief video below to share my Bellevue office space with you.  I LOVE my office, it reflects how I approach this work.  The key word is “professionalism.”  Take a peek:

Some part-time hobbyist “hypnotists” in the Seattle area don’t think an office is necessary. They do sessions over the telephone, while they’re sitting in their bedroom painting their toenails.  Here’s what I say about phone “sessions” on my FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions about Hypnosis) page:

“Hypnosis and NLP work is most effective face-to-face, which is why we don’t recommend  internet or phone sessions.  We don’t go for “watered down.”  We want your success!  Our work is interactive communications, and very hands on.  Verbal (sound) alone is a tiny, tiny bit of information being conveyed, we use the full spectrum of communications information, using ALL the senses, going in both directions.  Some of our favorite and most effective NLP techniques involve touch.  You can’t do touch over the phone.  Hypnosis deepening techniques also involve touch.”

Effectiveness!  Super important.  Professionalism.  It’s also super important.  We’re talking about your mind and your life and your goals being met.  You want someone fully committed to this work and your success. A hypnotherapist who maintains a private, professional office space is a positive indicator that you’ve found someone who is serious about the work. Hypnosis (and that includes NLP) is my full-time career, my passion, not just something I’m  doing “on the side” for a few bucks, like others in the Seattle area. Those people are hobbyists.  Not real hypnotists.  Not professionals.

When I was shopping for office spaces in the Seattle area, I was shocked at how many spaces were drab and dreary and noisy.  Shared spaces.  Closed-in rooms, with no light and no positive energy.  Not acceptable!  I chose a totally private office in Bellevue, it’s a positive energy space, in a beautiful, green park-like setting, close to the city and freeways and yet has a serene feel of “a world away.”  And I’ve filled my space with life and color and many, many pieces of fine art.  This is a space where I do “my art.”  That’s hypnosis and NLP and more.

Come see the hypnosis office in Bellevue for yourself.  We do offer free private in person consultations.  Like anything, it’s more beautiful in person.

Connie Brannan, CHt.All the Best,
Connie

Creative Mind Hypnosis to Stop Smoking, Seattle!

Hi, Seattle Hypnosis Friends!  I love this cover art from my newest “explaining hypnotherapy in a minute or less” video, which I share below:

It’s a beautiful illustration of the human mind.  Everybody talks about “right brain” vs. “left brain.” Well, it’s all one mind and it works together wonderfully well blending the analytic with the creative.  All of it is important, and it’s all useful to us in order to live a balanced, successful life.

However….

My passion lives in the colorful side.  My work is art, and yes, I’m an artist.  My palette is imagination, and emotion and sound and color, and vivid mind images created by words. I grew up in the Seattle area and my dad was an engineer at Boeing, and a brilliant man, very analytical. My mom was a professional artist and poet, and lived passion and creativity.  I feel like I’ve inherited a mind that is the best of both of them.  Yay, me!  🙂  It helps me in my work to help you!

Here is a brief, new video I created today explaining how hypnosis relaxes the thinking mind and stimulates the creative mind–in this instance, for smoking cessation.  The same processes can be used to achieve anything!  Because you have more power than you think, especially when you don’t think.  As our genius buddy, Albert Einstein, liked to say:  “You can’t solve a problem with the same thinking that created it.”

Your mind on hypnosis:  CREATIVE!

The absolute premise of this work is: “Yes, you can!” I help you access the creative problem-solving aspects of your brain to do it.  We can get started any time, for quitting smoking or any other desired life changes.  My office is in Bellevue, WA, and I service all of the Greater Seattle Metropolitan area.

Here’s to the amazing power of your mind!

Connie Brannan, CHt.All the Best,
Connie

PS:  For more of our “what is hypnosis” videos, check out our Youtube channel, and our playlist entitled:  “Learn about hypnosis and NLP – Seattle area hypnotherapists.”

Hypnosis is Meditation on Steroids

Hypnosis unlocks your power of mind!Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Michael and I are offering 4 Power of Mind Workshops next month in the Seattle area, Bellevue, WA to be specific. It’s a great way for people to learn amazing empowerment techniques and ideas at an affordable cost in a tiny chunk of time. One Day!

These are all one-day “taster” seminars offered through the private career school side of my work: http://seattlenlptraining.com/day-seminars/.  In the workshops we explain, demo and the students play with NLP, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (the Art & Science of Excellence).

Michael and I are also offering one seminar on Self Hypnosis, which has caught my attention and prompted me to post.  Every time I teach self hypnosis at Bellevue College, someone asks me:  “Well, how is self hypnosis different from meditation?”  I’ve thought of a great answer:  hypnosis takes it to the next level, with an added oomph for success. Hypnosis is “meditation on steroids.”  And you can quote me!  🙂

Meditation IS a kind of hypnosis, where the goal seems to be to achieve the state of quiet mind and roll around in it–hoping some good things spontaneously generate.  And they probably will!  What’s different about self hypnosis?  Hypnotherapy and self hypnosis use this state of mind targeted for strategic change:  GOALS. With self hypnosis, you’re telling your mind to DO something, to create a specific outcome for your life, whether it be healthier habits or a new body shape, or accelerated healing, or becoming multi-lingual quickly, etc. etc. etc.  Here the etcs are endless.

Yay, for the brain, and it’s very agreeable nature!

At Bellevue College I teach a snippet of this material, as the time allows there.  NOW, Michael and I are teaching this together through our own school, Mindworks NLP, and are offering it to you in an expanded format.  An all day event.  It’s slated for June 20th.  More info is here:  http://seattlenlptraining.com/day-seminars/

Hypnosis is one of my great loves.  I have another:  NLP.  Here’re the other courses we’re offering next month:

Power of Mind Workshops

NLP for Personal Development: June 6, 2015
Rapport & Relating, NLP for Dating: June 13, 2015
Self Hypnosis: June 20, 2015
NLP for Sales and Business Success: June 27, 2015

Connie Brannan, CHt.All the Best,
Connie

 

Kick the Smoking Habit

Kick the smoking habit, with Mindworks Hypnosis!   Here’s Seattle area people who have done it with my help already:  I QUIT SMOKING!  Lots and lots of happy campers, offering up smoking cessation success testimonials.  Join them, anytime!

Stop smoking now.Call Connie to set up a session, or to claim your free in-office face-to-face consultation:
425-564-8608.

I don’t do phone consults, if you would like to learn more before starting, I want to meet you! And I want you to meet me!

The truth:  Hypnotists offering phone consults are lazy.  It’s a weak and incomplete way to understand and evaluate a client’s needs.  And I want you to understand in particular the work I do called NLP — it’s a super powerful technology that’s been watered down and misunderstood by other therapists.  I want you to know what NLP Neuro Linguistic Programming REALLY is, and how I use it for your success.

Now, some clients are ready to roll.  And that’s great, too.  Let’s go!

All the Best,
Connie

Licensed Trainer of NLP®
Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapist

How Old Do I Look? Thinner is Younger!

weight age2Hi, My Seattle Area (and beyond) Hypnosis Friends!

In a world obsessed with youthful appearance, here’s more evidence to prove something we’ve all suspected: being overweight makes you look older.  Overweight adds years to your appearance.  And of course, it makes you feel older, slower, and creakier, with less energy.

On Facebook, I found this very cool program from Microsoft, and I immediately started playing with it.   “How Old Do I Look?”  It’s an age old question (pun) filled with appeal.  We all want to know that!

It kind of reminds me of the old carnival barkers who would guess your weight or age, only more scientific!  Here, you plug in any pics of yourself, and the facial recognition algorithms estimate your age.  In Microsoft’s formal lingo:  “Part of Microsoft Project Oxford, Face APIs provide state-of-the-art algorithms to process face images, like face detection with gender and age prediction, recognition, alignment and other application level features.”

In the pictures of me in the video below, one heavier, one thinner, you can see what the age-detecting-robots thought.  Heavier is seen as older!   In truth, in the thinner picture, I’m two years older than the other pic.   The algorithm says:  the same face thinner looks younger!  And I agree!

Ladies (and men) of a certain age are doing whatever they can to keep a young, vibrant, youthful appearance–for better relationships, for business success, for everyday walking around in the world.  They may choose to go under the knife, and get a facelift, or they may color away their gray hair, or they may resort to botox injections to erase lines and wrinkles.

How about a healthy alternative for a youthful face?  Lose weight!   Nothing glows YOUTH like health–and thinner is healthier.

Healthy Eating with Mindworks Hypnosis SeattleI know what you’re thinking.  But, but, but, it’s hard to lose weight.  What if it wasn’t hard? What if there were an easy way to focus your mind and change your body and reclaim your youthful appearance? There is.  It’s called…wait for it…HYPNOSIS!  There are numerous motivations for change.  My clients tell me what they want by way of losing weight, and looking younger is absolutely on the list.

Let’s do it.  The clock is ticking.  Call me and we’ll get started:  (425) 564-8608  Come on out to Bellevue for your free consultation.  I help people lose weight, that’s one of my prime areas of expertise.  You can check out either of my websites for more info:  http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net and http://www.loseweightseattle.com.

Here’s to a healthy, happy, youthful life!

All the Best,
Connie

Featured Testimonial – Goodbye Anxiety & Depression

Hi, Seattle Hypnosis Friends!

I’ve had a lot of clients over the years, and I’ve helped with every variety of context and situation of desired change from weight loss to anxiety release to help with addictions, to sports improvement, to quitting smoking, and more.  Some clients stick out as memorable, because of their willingness to “go for it” and cooperation, some for their incredible successes.  Karel was both of those things.

Karel shared her thoughts about our work on Google with a 5-star review of Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP:

“Connie Brannan has helped me change the way I think about myself and my life. I saw her primarily for help with weight loss, but I ended up realizing many other positive changes at the same time. I was surprised and so pleased with the lasting results of my sessions: ability to concentrate on the way I wanted to eat, improvement in my personal relationships, and a completely rejuvenated interest in life.

After 20+ years of severe depression, I was amazed to find that I was free of it after just a single session. I am so grateful that I had the good sense to see Connie, and I recommend her services to anyone who wants similar improvements in their life.”  – Karel Creason, Bellevue, WA.

And she wrote to me a few years later, offering this follow-up.

“Hello, Connie, I want to give you an update on the changes in my life since I saw you in February 2012.  I have continued to benefit from my freedom from depression…

I also have been able to handle a number of emotionally difficult situations which, in the past, would have had me reeling. What a great improvement. I no longer become paralyzed with grief, fear, or anger when I learn of family illness, marital problems, self-esteem issues, etc.

These changes are because you told my subconscious what to do to make me live the way I want to. I have always held to your phrase that if something I think or believe isn’t useful in my life, get rid of it. What a concept!

In addition to letting you know how I’m doing myself, I wanted to let you know that I referred 2 of my friends to you, and they both have reported great happiness with what you did for them. ”  — Karel Creason , Bellevue, WA

Yay, Karel.  Keep living your life on your own terms, with joy and a sense of your own power to make life better.

This sentence of Karel’s sums up the power of creative, skilled NLP and hypnosis:  “After 20+ years of severe depression, I was amazed to find that I was free of it after just a single session.”  We ALL have this kind of transformational power residing in our unconscious minds–it’s merely a matter of effective and persuasive communications. That’s what skilled hypnosis is, opening up the door and engaging in effective communications with the unconscious mind, and offering up new choices, stimulating new habits and patterns of living.

Sky high five above the clouds

As I said to Karel and I often say to clients when I’m happy with the shifts happening:  “High five to the unconscious mind!”

All the Best,
Connie

An Extra Piece of Chicken

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

I’ve added another article that I’ve written to our Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP website.  I invite you to check it out, and several other articles I’ve written and share there.  I explain some of the unique tools and processes I utilize in my work for greater client success levels. Because, as we all know, the proof of a service well done is in the pudding.  It’s in my client successes out in the world after going for it with me in my Bellevue hypnosis clinic.  Here’s the article:

Feel Great and Choose New Behaviors.Many years ago, when I worked as an Office Manager for a building services company, I had a great boss.  He taught me a lot about successful business including the concept:  “give them an extra piece of chicken.”  Give your clients more than they expect, give them something above and beyond the services they’ve contracted for.  In addition to office cleaning, he might offer to shampoo carpet for the suite, or have the exterior windows cleaned at no additional charge.

An extra piece of chicken.  I have built that idea into my Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy clinical work as well.  I give clients something extra, beyond what they came if for.  I give them a gift called:   self control.  Or, in other words, control of self.  Control of state of mind and body, control of your responses, control of your experience of LIFE!  I call it:  The keys to the Kingdom.

If you can control how you feel, you control how you will respond and interact in any given moment.  If you can control how you feel, you can control the very thoughts that run in your mind.  You begin to think differently about yourself!    You create new, empowered beliefs.  You move from an “I can’t” mentality to an empowered place called Choice.  Rather than a cork bobbing on the emotional life of the sea, you’re at the wheel, driving the powerboat on a course you set.  Full speed ahead!

And I give this power to clients to take home with them beyond our work in the office.  It’s called an “NLP Anchor.”  Using “Designer Feelings™” we create a desired state of mind and body and belief.  It’s unique for the person, purpose and goals at hand, whether it be as an antidote to anxiety, fear, laziness, smoking, overeating, distraction, etc.  We work to automate the changes inside the mind, so they become the automatic new feeling in the contexts under discussion, and the automatic new thinking and new behaviors.

AND we give ongoing self control, as our extra piece of chicken.

lightswitch onWhat is an anchor?  It’s a physiological stimulus-response we set up in the body/mind.  Think:  light switch.  On!  Activated, It quickly brings about the desired and designed feelings into the body.   How cool is that?  And you control this switch.  That mechanism  can be set up as a touch, or a phrase spoken, an image conjured in the mind, a gesture.  I’ve had clients call it “my calm button,” “my confidence trigger,” my “go for it,” a little girl called it “my happy magic finger trick.,”   It’s not magic, it’s one technique among many in NLP.  And it’s amazingly powerful to all who experience it.

Here’s an example:  a person might come in for hypnosis services to address stress eating.  We create the antidote to stress.  Perhaps it’s a feeling blended of calm, confident, and happy.   We automate new unconscious responses that replace stress and replace stress eating.  Goodbye, stress eating, and goodbye to overweight!  Goal met, happy client!

However, this new feeling, this NLP anchor, has a greater utility than just food.  Perhaps there are other times and places where calm, confident and happy might be useful to our hypothetical client.  Perhaps giving a presentation at work.  Great!  Perhaps for golf excellence.  Great!  With the anchor, a person has control.  And can initiate the good feelings, anytime, anywhere.  Power.  Almost every client that leaves my office is given a custom designed anchor and instructions in how to use and activate!

As I said:  the keys to the Kingdom.  This is beyond price.  Because these anchors last forever, with the proper use.  And I explain the proper use.

NLP done right, it’s beyond awesome.  What’s sad about NLP Neuro-Linguistic Programming is that so few people understand what it truly is, and how to use it–including people who purport to offer it therapeutically, and even those who teach it.  NLP done poorly from a place of only partial understanding may still have some utility, but not much.

Perhaps it’s like the difference between a genuine diamond and a “faux diamonelle.”   There’s high quality “real deal” product and there’s cheaper, inferior, imitation product.  I offer the real deal, as a Licensed Trainer of NLP® through the Society of NLP® — I’m taught and certifed by the originator of NLP, Dr. Richard Bandler.

Feeling is believing, and we’ve developed and trademarked the ultimate great “Designer Feelings™ process.” Designer Feelings™ are available only at our hypnosis clinic, Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.  They activate automatically in the contexts desired, and are forevermore available to you as a source of self control.  Call us at (425) 564-8608 and find out more anytime!

All the Best,
Connie

All material herein is Copyright © Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP®, Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP, 2015.

Skill Beyond CDs – Best Greater Seattle Hypnotherapy & NLP

Unnecessary!

Unnecessary!

Hi, Seattle Hypnosis Friends!

I’ve written another article for my website called “Skill Beyond CDs.”  I’m sharing it here as well.  🙂  I’ve explained this idea one on one in my hypnosis & NLP consultations, however, perhaps it’s time to share it bigger.

A prospective client came in for her consultation yesterday.  In our Q&A, she asked me: “Are you going to give me an audio CD of our session that I have to listen to?”  I said, “No way!  I don’t do that, because you don’t need to do that.”  She heaved a giant sigh of relief, a prior hypnotist had tortured her in that way.  I explained more:  “When this work is done well, change is automated.  That means it sticks and grows even more powerful on its own.  Today, and tomorrow.  Without you needing to listen to a CD.”

The fact is, hypnosis is a self-regulated profession.  In the Seattle area, and in Washington State, there are no certification requirements, beyond a simple registration process.  Anyone can do this work, trained or untrained, skilled or unskilled, creatively imaginative or reading from a script book.  Every hypnotist has chosen and pursued a different level of training, and has achieved a different skill set, as well as coming to the game with a different  level of native intelligence and creativity.

Every hypnotist has a different mindset as well, as to the power of these tools for personal and positive change.  Some hypnotists are believers, and some are doubters.

Doubters give CDs.  Giving a client a CD recording of the session gives its own NEGATIVE and damaging hypnotic message:  our work isn’t enough to be successful.  Wow, what a stupid thing to communicate to a client–creating an expectation that change is difficult.  Yes, our work is enough to be successful!  IF the skill set is there in the first place to create and install ongoing change rapidly.

This work is all about utilizing the unconscious mind to make change.  Unconscious means outside of conscious awareness.  Thinking and remembering to make time to listen to an audio recording of your session involves your conscious mind.  When the conscious mind is involved, this work is less powerful and less successful.  Good hypnosis requires no “homework.”

Stupid FaceA somewhat rude novice hypnotist asked me one day:  “If you’re not going to make CDs, how are YOU going to compete?”  The answer is (without giving away the unique processes I have created to help people change), by creating more success for clients WITHOUT making them listen to a CD.  It wouldn’t have been polite to say:  “Because I’m better and smarter than you at this work and I’ve created something different that’s even more powerful.”

Here’s a story I like to tell to illustrate these ideas from my own personal experience.  I used to have an extreme spider phobia.  In addition to being deathly afraid of spiders, I was constantly worried about seeing one and was always on the lookout.  This pattern lasted in me for over 30 years!

Guess what?  I didn’t have to do anything or listen to a CD to keep that fear in place.  It’s just who I was and how I responded in the world.  It was an unconscious strategy in my mind.  Not a useful one.  With NLP, that strategy became changed in me in a one event new learning.  I was changed.  Effective immediately, there was no fear of spiders.  It’s been 9 years now, and I’ve never had to “listen to a CD” to keep that change.  It’s just who I am and how I respond in the world.  With calm where fear used to be.  That’s effective change.  That’s what I strive for in my office.  Automated change that does not involve your conscious mind expending energy where it’s not needed.

So my advice, toss the session CDs and find a hypnotist actually skilled enough to help you face to face!

Connie Brannan, CHt.All the Best,
Connie

Connie Brannan, CHt.
Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist
Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming ®
Design Human Engineer ™
Persuasion Engineer ™
Professional Conversational Hypnotherapist
Managing Partner, Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP
425-464-8608
http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net
http://www.seattlenlptraining.com

 

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Albert Einstein Must Have Been a Hypnotist!

Albert Einstein hypnotist

Who knew? Al is expressing here the very idea that makes hypnosis & NLP powerful and successful. And I KNOW he’s right and that those words are true: “Imagination is more powerful than knowledge.”

Here’s an example of how I know:  When I had a spider phobia, I had all the knowledge in the world as to when and where and why and how that fear of spiders got installed in me–it happened one spring day at the elementary bus stop on Mercer Island talking to a girl named Paige. That knowledge did nothing to alleviate the ongoing fear. The extremely unpleasant and inconvenient panic responses in me lasted for decades!!!   Until that amazing and fortuitous day in 2006 when Hypnosis & NLP got rid of my fear.  In about 15 minutes.  Wow.  I’m still living that success now, since skepticism got tossed out the window.  I know how I feel and I know how I’m living. Free from spider fear.  Yay!

These tools called hypnosis & NLP, when wielded skillfully and creatively, help create new worlds–the ones we want for ourselves.  We create them in our minds first, then in the world.  Imagination is key.  And yes, you have it.  It’s called your creative unconscious mind.  We tap into that problem-solving and happy-choosing ability that you have.

Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP has been operating successfully in the Seattle area for 8+ years now–growing our success, one mind at a time. There’s a reason we have over 160 joy-filled testimonials on our website.  We understand the connection between imagination and action.  And we can activate that change in you!  Anytime you like!

Connie Brannan, CHt.

Connie Brannan, CHt.

All the Best,
Connie

Creative Hypnosis for Quitting Smoking!

Quit Smoking Seattle HypnosisHi, Hypnosis Friends!

Here’s a story to share with you, all about the hypnotic power of a half-eaten rotten banana.

I was working with a Seattle man the other day on quitting smoking. One of the elements of this work is our search for a useful feeling called “hell, no!” This gentleman, his “Hell, no!” was the thought of eating a rotten banana–he declared it the worst disgust feeling he could conjure. Coincidence, and propinquity! I had a half eaten well-past-its-prime squishy black banana in my trash can at the office at that very moment. I fished it out and we gave him several good whiffs, while I used my hypnotic tool kit to set that disgust equal to smoking. He’s done with cigarettes. Cravings are dead.

Long live the rotten banana!  And long live the happy and healthy nonsmoker.

At the same time, and on the flip side of the coin, we also customized some powerful, good Designer Feelings™ in place of smoking, and attached those to undo the habit.  Wonderful feelings that encourage healthy:  calm, contentment, in control, and so on.  Just as what generates disgust is unique person to person, so, too are the good feelings which can kick smoking desire to the curb.  We explore and generate both in our Greater Seattle hypnotherapy center.

There’s a science and methodology to Neuro Linguistic hypnotherapy blended with fun and creativity, and, guess what?  It works!  For quitting smoking, as well as a variety of other positive changes.  Are you ready to quit smoking?  Let’s do it!  Call me and let’s get started.

All the Best,
Connie
http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net
http://www.stopsmokingseattle.com